Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 21:07
Former Ugandan rebel Opono Opondo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a child and forced to participate in the rebel groups reign of terror over Northern Uganda, but later granted amnesty by the Ugandan government. Despite this he has been turned away by his family and community in the northern city of Gulu. He's the subject of the new film by Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos aptly titled “No place for a rebel”. Their interview has been published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:43
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have been hearing this week arguments about the convictions for war crimes in 2013 of six former high ranking Bosnian Croats. They received a total of 111 years in the original verdict for forcibly removing Bosniaks in an attempt to create a ‘Greater Croatia’ during the 1990’s. Their war crimes and crimes against humanity included murders, rapes, sexual assault and deportations.
Their appeal – and the strong support for it in Croatia - is one example of how the tribunal’s legacy is in dispute.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:47
The ongoing trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court is an important step in the accountability process for the war in northern Uganda. It is also important to remember that this is not the end of the conversation around justice and reconciliation in Uganda.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:39
Civil society members are outraged by an op-ed in the New York Times, reportedly by the President and Vice-President of South Sudan, which suggests that the country does not need a hybrid court. But, wait a minute – would a hybrid court be yet another raw deal for the world’s youngest country?
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 16:55
Reconciliation programmes, courts and truth commissions increase societal healing of post-conflict communities, the first study on reconciliation after a civil war shows. However, while the society as a whole is better off, confronting the past worsens depression and trauma of individuals who testify.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 14:29
In Ivory Coast, the Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation (CDVR) made way in March 2015 for the CONARIV, the National Commission for Victims’ Reconciliation and Compensation. What’s the goal of this new commission?